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Police seek suspected kidnappers

Lodi police: Two alleged Sureños on the run after reported robbery, kidnap

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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 8:40 am, Thu Oct 27, 2011.

Two suspects allegedly responsible for kidnapping a man and forcing him to withdraw money from a bank are on the run from police.

On Tuesday night, Officer Joshua Redding was on patrol when he pulled into the parking lot of the El Rancho Motel at 603 N. Cherokee Lane, said Lt. Fernando Martinez.

Martinez said Redding saw a Hispanic male in his early 20s flag him down outside of one of the motel rooms. The man said that two men standing near the door had kidnapped him, beaten him, held him at gunpoint and forced him to withdraw $300 from his bank account at the Wells Fargo bank on the corner of Lodi Avenue and Church Street.

Martinez said the men allegedly took the victim back to the motel room where they proceeded to beat him again and then take his wallet and his shoes, promising to return Wednesday.

Redding attempted to apprehend the suspects Tuesday night, but one of the suspects took off on foot and the other suspect disappeared into the motel room, Martinez said.

Police units were called to create a perimeter around the motel, and SWAT members were called in to secure the building.

However, Martinez said the suspect who ran back into the motel room was able to escape out of a broken screen window before police officers were able to arrive on scene and secure the area.

The suspects are believed to be Hispanic and allegedly part of the Sureños gang, Martinez said.

Anyone with information on the robbery is urged to call the Lodi Police Department at 209-333-6727 or Lodi Area Crime Stoppers at 209-333-6771.

Contact reporter Katie Nelson at katien@lodinews.com.

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